Denver, Site of the 2008 National Democratic Convention, to Host Popular Counter-Terrorism Workshop

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The Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) task force will host Security Solutions International's (SSI) Jihad 2.0 workshop for First Responders on March 17&18th. This is particularly important for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies preparing for the Democratic Convention taking place in the city on August 27&28th.

Jihad 2.0: Virtual to Physical, is a unique intelligence program which provides Homeland Security professionals with the opportunity to learn about the developing Jihadist threat, both domestically and abroad, from international expert Gadi Aviran, CEO of Hazards Threat Analysis, Ltd. The workshop will be partially funded by the UASI, a multi-million dollar federal grant program focused on Homeland Security development.

As SSI President Henry Morgenstern explains, "Jihad 2.0 focuses on treating the threat as a process with a foreseeable lifecycle, rather than as an incident, without undue focus on any one aspect or modus operandi in order to empower First Responders and related security personnel with the best possible means of preventing terror events in any arena."

A key objective of this high demand workshop, being performed weekly for law enforcement groups nation-wide, is to break down the terror threat-cycle into a set of techno-intelligence signatures - signs, indications and traces foretelling a future terror incident that is about to take place. This analytical perspective can give law enforcement agencies a distinct advantage in response and prevention planning. As the threat of home-grown, self-radicalized Jihadist terror cells grows, the place to look for these signatures is the local community, by the people who live within it or correspond with it on a daily basis.

Keynote speaker Gadi Aviran explains, "Jihad 2.0 is about knowing the enemy, the first step towards "connecting the dots" and ultimately - saving lives. The workshop highlights the need of alertness to all stages of the Jihadi threat and utilizes a wide variety of information sources fused into a complete threat analysis. It is, therefore, highly relevant to all members of the counter-terrorism community who wish to acquire, and effectively apply, the innovative counter-measures that are required in order to win the ongoing war on terror."

Workshop topics include:

  • Introduction - Why is the Internet so commonly used?
  • The Cyber Sanctuary - Introduction to Jihad on the Web
  • What makes an intelligence threat?
  • Terror for Dummies - terror techniques made easy
  • Jihadi intelligence gathering over the Web
  • Jihadi post incident analysis and lessons learnt
  • Drawing the Dots: Intelligence collection complexities
  • Technical and operational capabilities vs. intentions
  • Techno intelligence signatures
  • Collection complexities
  • Connecting the Dots - What can be done?
  • Know your enemy
  • On-line threat board updating
  • Innovative 360o analysis techniques
  • Techno intelligence signatures
  • Red team approach to counter measures

For a detailed itinerary, visit the SSI website. Registration for this event must be made though Tom Witowski or Jennifer Steck of the Denver UASI (contact information for both are available at the SSI website).

About Gadi Aviran:
Gadi Aviran established Hazard Threat Analysis Ltd. in October 2004 following 25 years of a unique career, combining military service and security related industry positions. He is one of Israel's leading authorities in the field of explosives and technical terror threats. As a Major in the IDF's EOD / IEDD unit, responsible for R&D, testing, fielding and actively operating numerous technical and tactical means for explosive disposal, he personally dealt with over 1400 explosives incidents both domestically and abroad.
Gadi has spent in excess of seven years in the field of technical intelligence analysis, serving as the head of the Technical Intelligence Analysis desk in the production division of the IDF's Military Intelligence Directorate. He was personally responsible for Threat Research and Assessment deriving from post incident information and classified & unclassified intelligence information.

About Security Solutions International:
SSI ® - Security Solutions International develops and delivers training for First Responders in the US in counter- terror planning and implementation. The company has trained Federal, State and local agencies based on global best practices and their range of international security expertise. SSI offerings cover security and counter-terror awareness and operational training, threat assessment techniques; hospital emergency preparedness; building safety; aviation sector processes, and school safety training to name a few. The company is best known for its Homeland Security international training missions, bringing global best practices in security to corporate and government clients. SSI will be launching the first private digital training network for First Responders and the Counter Terrorist Magazine in 2008.

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For more information contact:
Kelli Richardson
Security Solutions International
http://www.homelandsecurityssi.com
Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport
14300 SW 29th Street
Miami, Florida 33186
Telephone: (866) 573-3999
Fax: (786) 573-2090
Mobile: (305) 401-6906

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